Our Team

The Action Recovery Group addiction treatment team has more than 100 years of combined professional experience working in the alcohol and drug addiction field. In addition to our professional qualifications, every one of us at Action has either been through our own successful addiction recovery, and/or has helped a loved one through the process. We know what you’re going through because we’ve been there.

The Action Story Begins with Rick Visser

The Action Recovery Group story really begins with our Program Director, Rick Visser. Thirty years ago, Rick’s life was completely dominated by drug and alcohol use. Addiction was destroying his life and his most cherished relationships. In fact, his addictions nearly cost him his life. Through the love and outreach of some remarkable friends, and what Rick calls, “divine intervention,” he entered a treatment facility and started down his personal recovery path.

During the months and years of his own recovery, Rick discovered that he had an innate gift to understand addiction and to compassionately reach out and effectively help struggling individuals. He returned to college, completed his degree and went on to become a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC), and later an Advanced Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor (ASUDC). Rick has true empathy for the individual addict’s struggles and over the last 30+ years, he has helped thousands of people along the Wasatch Front achieve lasting sobriety and long-term recovery.

26 Years with Ogden Regional Medical Center’s “ACT” program

Many people along the Wasatch Front know Rick from his 26 years as the Counseling Supervisor at Ogden Regional Medical Center’s “ACT” program. Due to changes in corporate structure and management, after 26 years of outstanding advancements and success in the field of addiction treatment and recovery, the unthinkable happened—Rick Visser was let go.

Deeply concerned that Rick’s remarkable recovery programs would no longer be available to the northern Utah community, a group of professionals and loyal friends immediately set about creating Action Recovery Group—a leading-edge substance abuse treatment facility—to allow Rick to continue his life-long work. Rick and his professional team at Action have been going strong ever since.

Everything You Need in One Location

Under Rick’s expert leadership and guidance, Action Recovery Group and our colleagues at Grant Jasmer Detox, provide the 3 Essentials of Addiction Treatment and Recovery: Detox, Intensive Evening Treatment and Long-Term Continuing Care. This is everything you need in one location to achieve recovery success.

The highly qualified and experienced Action Professional Team (most of whom have been through their own addiction recovery) provide a highly effective, compassionate, and accessible source for drug and alcohol treatment in the Ogden and Northern Utah area. Our program is completely confidentially and follows a combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Wellness, and 12-Step modality of treatment. We help struggling individuals and their families find ways to rebuild their emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual lives and learn specific life skills to get clean and sober and stay that way for life.

If you or someone you care about is struggling under the heavy burden of drug or alcohol addiction, there is a way out! Call 801-475-4673 today to schedule a free Confidential, Addiction Assessment. It’s time to start getting your life back!